Archive for March, 2012

31
Mar
12

October Baby

Now in theaters! Check out Houghton’s own Jason Burkey in “October Baby!” Visit the official website for more information.

http://www.octoberbabymovie.net/

30
Mar
12

Regina Moore class

IMPROV for ACTORS: Focusing on Auditions and Performance
One-on-one with a Casting Director
LOCATION: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site)
DATE: Saturday, April 14th, 2012
TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (now extended to 3pm)
COST: $125.00
Improv is not always about being funny. It’s actually about thinking quickly on your feet and being able to react to any situation you may be placed in at an audition or performance.
Regina Moore and Barry McAlister have designed a workshop around improv skills that will, 1) give you simple but powerful tools to use, and 2) allow you to experience an audition through the eyes of the casting director.
Fun and eye opening sessions using improv games and exercises are used to explore basic elements that will put you miles ahead of the competition. Then commercials and scripts will be used to literally place the actor in the audition room, connecting with the casting director one on one.
It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door, and this workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed. The basic fear is not knowing what to expect in an audition, and that can make it difficult to focus. Come see it from the Casting Directors perspective.
This workshop gives the actor useful, dynamic tools to work with, then provides one on one direction- all in a fun atmosphere that allows them to relax and learn.
The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.
Casting Director, Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Regina, first an actress, works currently as a casting director in the areas of Film, Television, Commercials, print, music videos and live performance. As an instructor, she relates to actors through casting and teaching. She is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach. Her workshops deal with the audition process and she relates to the actor regardless of wither they are a beginner or a pro. She is accomplished in the field of casting, developing projects for production companies, and network television as a consultant in relationship to T.V. Hosts, actors, live performers, and audience related programming.
Hello, Regina!
The “improv” side of the class is the hook that got me interested in attending. The teaching presents a great beginning in an area I have heard about and seen but never actually tried out. It reminds me of stuff we did in college which I have, unfortunately, lost touch with. Taking your class tells me I must pursue that avenue further.
The “meet the casting director” side of the class is a very helpful bonus because it allows me to see behind the casting camera, presenting insights into how you do what you do, some whys, and some of how these things reflect what your clients are looking for. De-mystifying that experience promises me more peace of mind next time.
I was delighted with it all. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
Jordan
This is a workshop you must attend if you’re ready to move to the next level.
Please fill out the form on the web site http://www.moorecasting.com  to sign up or
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER (615) 831-0039

30
Mar
12

Speed-the-Plow previews

“Mamet’s clearest, wittiest play.” – The New York Daily News
Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre April 6-29

Previews March 29 – April 5
Tickets only $10

Filled with playwright David Mamet’s trademark intense rapid-fire dialogue and provocative themes, “Speed-the-Plow” focuses on the ruthless nature of the Hollywood movie industry. Directed by Artistic Director Grant McGowen, it’s a behind the scenes story of handshaking, dealbreaking, and backstabbing as only Pulitzer Prize winner Mamet can tell it.

“The play may be 20 years old but David Mamet’s astringent observations on the supremacy of commerce over art in Hollywood are still as fresh as last night’s rushes.” – Variety

“Hilarious and chilling.” – The New York Times

“Mamet’s clearest, wittiest play.” – The New York Daily News

Copyright © 2012 Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, All rights reserved.
30
Mar
12

Creative Studios workshop on March 31

Creative Studios of Atlanta

L.A. Casting Director, Catherine Stroud

wants to connect with Atlanta’s best New Talent

at Creative Studios on Saturday, March 31st 

Where:

Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

When:
Saturday March 31, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Add to my calendar
Greetings!

Would you like to connect your talent with a top television & film casting director who discovers and casts NEW TALENT?
 
You Can this Saturday, March 31st at CSA!

Catherine Stroud is known for casting new talent, both Kids and Adults, in TV series and feature films. She put 3 unknowns in the lead roles of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and just completed a new pilot “Bad Fairy”.  She also cast the past 4 features for Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison.

Ms. Stroud is leading 3 age-group specific workshops to connect with Atlanta’s best new actors.  Your talent has the opportunity to make a strong impression on this top casting director … click below for more details!

SPECIAL NOTE:  All participants who pre-register by March 27 will receive sides from Catherine Stroud to prepare in advance!

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Thank you for sharing this workshop information.  We look forward to showing Catherine Stroud how talented our actors are in Atlanta!
Sincerely,
Ken Feinberg & The CSA Team
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404-355-4588
30
Mar
12

Peachtree Prompters

Peachtree Prompters is offering classes at all levels starting in April. Visit http://www.peachtreeprompters.com for more information about registering for classes.

26
Mar
12

CSA Logo With Address and Phone
L.A. Casting Director, Catherine Stroud

wants to connect with Atlanta’s best New Talent

at Creative Studios on Saturday, March 31st

Where:

Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

When:
Saturday March 31, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT
Add to my calendar
Greetings!


Do you want to hand your Headshot to a top television & film casting director who discovers and casts NEW TALENT?
You Can this coming Saturday, March 31st at CSA!

Catherine Stroud is known for casting new talent, both Kids and Adults, in TV series and feature films. She put 3 unknowns in the lead roles of the new Nickelodeon series “Supah Ninjas” and just completed a new pilot “Bad Fairy”. She also cast the past 4 features for Adam Sandler’s company Happy Madison.

Ms. Stroud is leading 3 age-group specific workshops to connect with Atlanta’s best new actors. If you are ready to make a strong impression on this top casting director, click below to register now!

Register Now!

SPECIAL NOTE: All participants who pre-register by March 27 will receive sides from Catherine Stroud to prepare in advance!

 

Sincerely,

 

Ken Feinberg & The Team at CSA
Creative Studios of Atlanta
workshops@csatl.com
404-355-4588
23
Mar
12

Upcoming Class for 4-6 yr olds – from our own karen ceesay. Highly recommended!

Acting Class for Four to Six Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process. And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs a wee bit more help preparing. But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process. A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: Saturday, April 21st & 28th 2012

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost: $99

Level I: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Level II: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who began her acting career at age ten. She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects. Her credits include, ”Trouble with the Curve”, “Reed Between the Lines”, “Army Wives”, “Drop Dead Diva” and she was a guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a result of her performance in a “What Would You Do?” segment on ABC’s Primetime Live. Karen is a well-known comedic actress in the Atlanta community and was a main stage cast member of Whole World Theatre’s improvisation troupe. She has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South and with Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron. She currently works on various film, television and voice-over projects both nationally and locally.

 

21
Mar
12

WHAT DOES YOUR WARDROBE REALLY SAY…? PART THREE IN THE 2012 SERIES, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CASTING FEEDBACK

We’ve found this blog is the perfect forum to make market information, ticket sales, photographer specials available to not just our talent but anyone who might be interested. Thanks for your continued support –

In 2012 we’re using the blog to serve actors in a different way–getting feedback from producers, directors and casting directors on various topics.  This way the people who make hiring decisions can tell you in their own words what they really think.  We’re covering one topic each month and posting client comments/opinions.  We hope you will use this insight to take control where you can.

WHAT DOES YOUR WARDROBE REALLY SAY…?

PART THREE IN THE 2012 SERIES, PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/CASTING FEEDBACK

FROM A PRODUCER:

Frustrations:

  • all the wardrobe choices are the same (3 black shirts)
  • name brand logos – please bring clothes without logos. If I’m doing a video about fitness, I don’t want the close up shot to say “Nike” or “Sketchers”

FROM A PRODUCER:

Wardrobe spec for extras was business attire, dresses, skirts, pants, blouses, suits, One woman showed up and her only shoes were UGG boots. 🙂

FROM A PRODUCER:

Talent wardrobe is only a problem for me with low budget clients or on indie films. A wardrobe person shopping and purchasing clothing is never in the budget, but somehow I always have to send a PA out to buy stuff anyway. Would it kill the talent to check their clothing for stains, tears, and missing buttons before they show up? How does the girl who had the awesome pink angora sweater, perfect for the shot and her skin color, except for the giant stain on her breast, not notice it? It looked like she dipped that thing in her morning coffee. Then there are “the dudes” who show up with all their clothing crammed into an overnight bag. Wrinkles for days. And usually, those are the guys who bring everything from their closet except what you asked them to bring, or even better, they have shoes, but one black and one brown. This to me is actually worse than being late. It takes a lot longer for me to press your clothing or to shop for what you didn’t bring after you said you owned it. In the end, it seems to always cost me more money or time – of which I have neither to spare. So talent, check your clothing to make sure it will hold up under harsh lights – no stains on the front OR the back, make sure the edges of your clothing aren’t frayed, and please make sure you bring matching shoes and socks. Don’t tell the producer or client you have something when you don’t. And finally, make sure the clothing walks in the door ready to wear. Bringing your rumbled laundry is unprofessional.

 

FROM A CASTING DIRECTOR:

IN GENERAL: When auditioning for film and television do NOT dress in “full costume” unless specifically requested. Dressing to suggest a character is the way to go. For example, if you’re a business man, then come dressed in business attire. If you’re playing a ballerina, don’t come dressed in a tutu. Instead, choose a leotard or tank top and form fitting yoga pants and pull your hair back. Suggest the role. This isn’t Halloween.

However, with commercial auditions, there is more flexibility to go further with costuming but still dressing to suggest works just as well.

SIDE NOTE: Ladies, don’t dress too revealing . You don’t want casting (or directors) to refer to you as the ‘chick with the bazookas” or “Miss Cleavage 2012” – unless you are auditioning for the role of Miss Cleavage 2012. If that’s the case, let the girls do their thing,

TIP: Sometimes with last minute auditions, you don’t have time to change so always keep a neutral audition outfit in your car.

HORROR STORY: And finally when you are asked to bring wardrobe options for a shoot, make sure those clothes are clean and pressed and that you bring at least 3 options. If you don’t have 3 options, make sure to let them know ahead of time so they can pick up backups. I’ll always remember the time an actor was asked to bring a business suit for a print job he was booked on, He showed up in jeans and tee shirt. When asked where his wardrobe was, he grabbed his duffel bag and pulled out a wrinkled tan suit. It was the only option he brought. It was a nightmare for all involved. At the end of the job the client said, “Don’t ever send me that person ever again“.

FROM A PRODUCER

in general I have had good luck in asking talent for “suits” and dress-up stuff, the casual stuff is a little more difficult and I presume it’s because my tastes (or the client’s) may not be the same as theirs. So, I find if I’m really specific: “Dark Blue jeans, not faded out, no holes or frays” or “button-up-the-front open collar shirt, not western” etc. then the talent usually has what I need.

 

FROM A CASTING DIRECTOR:

True Story:  I was casting a SAG commercial and the actors were reading for reporters. One talent (who knows who he is!) showed up in a T-shirt and ripped jeans. Not only did he not look like a professional reporter, but the casual clothes made him look younger.
The actor did a great read and the director and ad agency loved him, but they knew they couldn’t sell him to the client based on his appearance. They even tried putting his head on another talent’s body via photoshop (the other talent was wearing a shirt, tie and khakis) but it didn’t quite work and we couldn’t alter the video.
Ultimately, this talent lost the job based on his wardrobe and the talent wearing the shirt and tie booked.
Now I am not saying to come all decked out in a costume, but at least look the part somewhat. Remember – in commercial world – the client usually makes the end decision and they only see what is right in front of them (they don’t have the creative vision of the director).

FROM A PRODUCER:

My comment would be to actors to bring a lot of choices. This actor we just used showed up with only 4 shirts that were all the same type. They were all wrinkled too. I don’t mind ironing but every actor seems to show up with wrinkled clothes. If the producer says bring a bunch of options for a “customer” role, please bring all sorts of different types of clothes – casual, business, conservative, different colors. Many options to choose from. A group of “customers” we just hired all brought green. Everyone was in green! And it’s wasn’t St Patrick’s Day.

FROM A CASTING DIRECTOR

True story:  Casting for hair product and asking for long flowing hair.

Girl shows up with hair all done up and sprayed. Said—you gonna need to take your hair down and brush it out so the client can see it better.

“My agent didn’t tell me to bring a brush”…….

FROM A PHOTOGRAPHER:

This drives photographers crazy! The worst thing in the world is trying to shoot some clothing photo shoot and when you start looking at the shots, you begin noticing the marks left on the skin from whatever tight, elastic garments the model was wearing on the way to the photo shoot. At times, this can take an hour or more to go away leaving the photographer with limited choices. 1. Cancel the shoot and reschedule or 2. Decide how many hours of retouching that will have to be done so the shoot can continue but you can’t charge the client for. I would remind the models to be aware of what they’re going to model, any wardrobe changes that may be needed, and come with a clean canvas (their body). One of the things they forget most are the sunglasses they wore while driving in… Yes, the nose counts and those little red marks left from the glasses can be very detrimental as well.

21
Mar
12

Spring Industry Events/Calendar Announcements

Greetings! Winter officially ends this week, and with recent weather it seems that Spring is upon us. So, take a break to enjoy some flicks, see a play, listen to music.

Be sure to take time out to enjoy a few things around town!

Over the past few years I have sent occasional eblasts, sharing good news and information about happenings I wanted to plug. Of course, if you don’t wish to receive these e-mails from me, feel free to reply back or use the subscriptions link at the end of this message.

Watch Films – in festivals, theatres, and at special events!
* The 36th ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL – this Friday, March 23rd! Don’t miss the Opening Night film and party: L!fe Happens A great assortment of films…to name just a few: Comedy Shorts 2 (includes My Good Fortune) Animated Shorts 3 (includes A Short Film About Money) AKA Blondie w/King of Pops Pig

Two Free events (need tickets to attend):

Current TV: Vanguard Presents Two Americas and The 99 Percent (FREE) HBO & XFINITY presents: Game of Thrones

You’ve heard the buzz from Sundance and SXSW…be sure and catch V/H/S

Also, all-new to the fest:

The Goat Farm: Experimental Films, a Bunch of Live Music & Video Art Exhibits

There’s the revamped panel series (TRACKS) CINformation 2012

Cirlce around and finish the fest on March 31st with the Closing Night film and party: The Cabin in the Woods More info: Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Schedule and Buy Tickets!

* The Spring Emory Cinematheque on Wednesdays: March 21: “Raging Bull”

(Martin Scorsese; Chartoff-Winkler/United Artists, 1980),March 28: “Black Narcissus” (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; The Archers, 1947), April 4: “Leave Her to Heaven” (John M. Stahl; 20th Century Fox, 1945), April 11: “The Conformist” (Bernardo Bertolucci, Paramount Films of Italy, 1970), April 18: “Personal Velocity: Three Portraits” (Rebecca Miller; IFC/M-G-M, 2002) and April 25: “Out of Sight” (Steven Soderbergh; Universal, 1998). Emory Cinematheque

* Catch these GA-lensed films in theatres, with some ATL names in front of and behind the camera:

AMERICAN REUNION – Opens April 6th! American Reunion (filmed in Atlanta, Conyers, Covington, Cumming and Monroe, GA)

GOOD DEEDS Opened Feb 26th and still in theatres! Good Deeds(filmed in Atlanta, GA)

WANDERLUST – Opened Feb. 24th and still in theatres! Wanderlust(filmed in Atlanta, Clarkesville, Lawrenceville and Monroe, GA, along with locations in NY)

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING – Opens May 11th! What to Expect (filmed in Atlanta and South Africa)

* And, special event!

CARL – GA-lensed film written and directed by Greg Daniel, will have a theatrical release RED CARPET event on April 29th at the Aurora Cineplex in Roswell, GA. RED CARPET event starts at 6:00PM and show time is 6:45PM. Tix: CARL Screening Info: Carl – The Feature Film

Turn on the TV, set the DVR, even watch series on-line….and catch a few ATL folks on the small screen and also behind the scenes:
* VAMPIRE DIARIES – Tune in to see Atlanta talent at work in front of and behind the camera on Thursdays at 8e/7c on the CW. Missed a few episodes? Watch on-line: Vampire Diaries * THE WALKING DEAD – This GA-lensed series is back with a vengence! Tune in TONIGHT for the Season 2 finale at 9e/8c on AMC. The Walking Dead

* Lensed in nearby Charleston, ARMY WIVES kicked off Season 6 this month! Be sure and watch for familiar ATL faces. Sundays at 9e/8c on LIFETIME. More info: Army Wives

* Lensed in nearby Wilmington, ONE TREE HILL -has a few remaining new episodes. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar ATL faces now and then. Wednesdays at 8pm ET. One Tree Hill

* ATLANTA SHORTS – On PBA 30 Atlanta’s PBS Station. Saturday following the “Movie of the Week” & Sunday at midnight. New episodes coming March 31st!

Atlanta Shorts Atlanta Shorts Facebook Page

* OSIRIS – an action-thriller web series. Written and directed by Donnie Leapheart. Starring Brad James, Nicky Buggs and Stephen Caudill. Osiris

* BECKY AND BARRY – web series; follow the lives of…actors! Directed by Jay D Zimmerman. Starring Brooke Jaye Taylor and Matt Cornwell as actors Becky and Barry Thompson. More info: Becky and Barry Watch on-line: Becky and Barry on-line

* AVENGERS ASSEMBLE THE SERIES – check out this GA-lensed parody web series featuring Earth’s mightiest heroes as they tackle their greatest problems, from Health Care reform to getting out of the friend zone! Avengers Assemble The Series

Enjoy theatre, comedy and more live events:
* “The Wrath of Con” has been extended through March 30th! Written by Jon Carr, Linnea Frye, Z. Gillispie, and Ed Morgan. Directed by Dan Triandiflou. The Wrath of Con at Dads Garage* “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Freddie Ashley. Now through April 14th at Actors Express. Info and tix: Actors Express

* Ghost Brothers of Darkland County”Opens April 4th and runs through May 13th at the Alliance Theater. Music and Lyrics by John Mellencamp; Book by Stephen King; Directed by Susan Booth and Musical Direction by T Bone Burnett. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Special shout-outs to Gwen Hughes, Lori Beth Edgeman and Royce Mann!

* “Same Time Next Year”Now through April 8th at Stage Door Players. By Bernard Slade and directed by Tess Malis Kincaid. Details: Stage Door Players

* For a comprehensive listing of Atlanta shows and ticket information (including AtlanTIX!), check out Atlanta Performs

* 76th Annual Dogwood FestivalApril 20th through 22nd – Piedmont Park. Dogwood Festival

* 41st Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of HomesApril 27th through 29th – Inman Park. Inman Park Festival

For my friends who are in the film community, AND even those who are not!:
* Atlanta Film Festival – Are you a member? Need to renew? The festival is happening this week and members get discounts! Check out membership levels and festival passes: Atlanta Fim Festival Membership
* Georgia Production Partnership – Learn more about how you can get involved in GPP and the film industry! See the newly revamped website! GPP * Women in Film and Television Atlanta– Learn more about WIFTA and how you can get involved. WIFTA

* Get Connected – a Networking Mixer. Next event is Thurs, March 29th Casino Month! More Info: Get Connected

Be in the know:
* CinemATL – New stories and reviews: CinemaATL* OZ Magazine – GA Film & Video Sourcebook and more! OZ Magazine

* I Am Entertainment – on-line & print versions – Film, TV, Music and Performing Arts I Am Entertainment

* Stomp and Stammer – Georgia Film News: Stomp and Stammer

Support Local Businesses and Charitable Organizations:
* Congrats to my friend Roy, on his new book, “Acting for a Living: How to Act Outside Hollywood – Become an Actor; Work in Film, TV & Video; Make it Your Career”.You can find more info about his book and buy your copy: Acting For a Living *A shout-out for my friend Polly, whose Kindle book, “Scarlet Aces” will be coming out in hard copy very soon! Scarlet Acres

* It’s spring-cleaning time – consider supporting the charitable organization, Never Enough Shoes. A great way to recycle your gently worn shoes.: Never Enough Shoes

 

Best wishes for a fantastic Springtime in the ATL!!! If you read this far…congrats, and that’s a wrap!

 


Mystie Buice, Agency Director

Houghton Talent…the link between creative people.

404-603-9454 x 202 fax 9456

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14
Mar
12

Did you ever send an email/text/tweet or left a voice mail that you just wish you could take back?

Did you ever send an email/text/tweet or left a voice mail that you just wish you could take back? Well, now’s your chance to tell us all about it.

  • · REALITY SHOW – about embarrassing, funny, or even painful mistakes you made when you hit “send” to the wrong person.
  • · AUDITION: 3/20/12 if chosen
  • · SHOOTS: 4/6/12 in Atlanta
  • · RATE: $1000 less 15% commission if chosen to audition on camera

Email me (deb@houghtontalent.com) your story in 100 words or less and we’ll let you know if the casting director wants to see you. THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL SHOULD BE “OH NO”. Be sure to include your contact info. Feel free to share this invite with friends and family.

Please don’t email to tell me you don’t have a story that you can share. I care but I’m afraid my server will be jammed!

No calls please

13
Mar
12

Megan Dougherty new special through April 6, 2012. Take $25 off either one of her most popular headshot packages, the basic or deluxe…

12
Mar
12

Get Taped! now offering VO and Teleprompter services

Brooke and I at Get Taped! have been upgrading our equipment. We can now record VOs for $10 a pop, and we’re super excited about offering a Teleprompter for $25/audition. This is in addition to our other services:

Auditions under 5 lines: $10

Auditions 5 lines or more: $20

Slates (aka the Talking Headshot): $75 through March 31st. Starting April 1 the price is going up to $90.

For a full list of services, please visit our website at www.get-taped.com. Also, for actors that come to us often, we are known for discounting our services. We are full-time actors ourselves, and are sensitive to the financial strain multiple auditions can put on an actor.

Lastly, it is relevant to note that we give you up to 30min for your audition appointment (60min for Slates). We aim to make the actor feel very comfortable. We also are willing to do several takes, and give you the option to watch back your footage. Arguably, we are the best readers in town because we actually engage the actor in the scene. Actors who have used other services prefer us almost unanimously. However, our slots fill up very fast when breakdowns are released, so contact us ASAP when you know you’ll need to Get Taped!

12
Mar
12

Headshots by Elizabeth Hingley

Hello fellow artists!

If you’re in need of headshots, look no more!

I am happy to take phone or in-person consultations to discuss your goals and help prepare you for a great shoot.  Pricing listed below.

 

I look forward to working with you!

 

Elizabeth Keener

visualmusicphoto@gmail.com

VisualMusicFlier

 

 

Adult Headshots $275

-2/3 looks

-DVD with all images

-One color corrected image for printing

 

Kids Headshots $215 (17 and under)

-2/3 looks

-DVD with all images

-One color corrected image for printing

 

***Additional corrected images are $25.00 each

***Hair and Makeup artist available upon request

09
Mar
12

THE FOREIGNER Final Week!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
It’s the Final Week of GET’s Hit Comedy, The Foreigner!
What’r you waitin’ for?
Call ‘n git yer tickets today!!!!

Call 770-641-1260
or go online to

GET logo

Remaining shows:
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 4pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2:30pm
Don’t miss the hilarious comedy by Larry Shue, THE FOREIGNER, at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Closing March 11th.

Pictured above: Nita Hardy & Hugh Adams. Photo by Stephanie Slusser.
Tracy Vaden Moore & Bryan Mercer. Photo by Stephanie Slusser.
About the Show
Charlie’s shyness renders him helpless in conversation – so when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia fishing lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more – MUCH more – than he should – and the hilarity begins!

Tickets range from $23 to $33, with Student & Senior discounts available for all performances.

Thanks to Our Season Sponsors!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075
770-641-1260

UP NEXT at GET:
Ring of Fire
The Johnny Cash Musical Show

April 12-29

Sponsored by

We’re gonna raise the roof with this barn-burner of a musical that celebrates the songs of an American legend, The Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. This thrilling show is an extraordinary theatrical event that will add to GET’s rich history of high energy, sold-out, foot-stomping musicals!

Tickets are selling fast! Reserve your seats now at
or by calling 770-641-1260.
Also Playing Around Metro Atlanta:

Coming Soon from our friends at Stage Door Players in Dunwoody

Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out in one of the most popular romantic comedies ever written about a love affair between Doris and George, who although married to other people, rendezvous once a year.
Call 770-396-1726 for tickets.
For more information, visit the SDP website at http://www.stagedoorplayers.net

08
Mar
12

Michael cole’s class has ongoing spots available –

FOR ADULTS, THERE ARE ONGOING SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR March 2012!“On Camera Audition Prep with Michael H. Cole (a working ATL actor) is class recommended both by Talent Agencies and Casting Directors.You will be working from real sides from current auditions, self taping for auditions provided during the class time at no additional cost, guest speakers, flexibility with doing makeup’s … are just some of what the ON CAMERA AUDITION PREP CLASS is all about.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3-6pm begins March 4th. FULL
MONDAY EVENING 7:30-10:30pm begins March 5th. SEVERAL SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

Cost is $95 a month. Space is extremely limited. Average class size is 8-10 students and will not exceed 12.

He has over 30 yrs. of experience in the film industry theatre. Michael was listed in 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers foracting instruction. Credits include Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns w/ Angella Bassett, Lynch Mob w/ Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate w/ Lee Majors, The Crazies, The Collection, Past Lives, Cruiser, What to Expect when Your Expecting & TV in Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, One Tree Hill, Cruiser, Meet the Browns, The Crossing, Homeland, Teen Wolf, & Hall Mark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class, Field of Vision & Crew 9.

He is the Artistic Dir. of a local theatre & teaches workshops & privates for Atlanta agencies. Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief that every actor deserves a chance
Email Michael at … mike.cole@mycathedral.org… to receive a pdf flyer with all the class details and information.
08
Mar
12

Michael Beasley Private Coaching Available

08
Mar
12

Workshop on March 25th

07
Mar
12

yourACT eNews March/April 2012

yourACT eNews March/April 2012

NEW Workshops, Class Schedule, more…

Lots going on this Spring!

yourACT Audition SHOWCASE!

How would you like the opportunity to cold-read for a panel of industry pros including agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and others? Along with a professionally taped and edited monologue, designed just for you, projected on the wide screen in Sketchworks Theatre? And get individual written feedback on all of your work from each industry professional attending?

 

The opportunity for you to be seen and get valuable feedback is here! This 8-week course (by AUDITION ONLY) culminates in a SHOWCASE where you get a chance to show what you can do to the people who count.

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Intro to Film Fighting

with Big John Kap

Ever watch a fight in a movie and think to yourself, “Wow! Those guys are amazing?”

Well the amazing part is that they never even touched each other. That’s the art of film fighting. John Kap will show how it’s done.

In this class we’ll cover all the basics:

• Safety FIRST, Stretching and Warm-up
• Key terms to know on set
• Proper Gear
• Stacking Techniques
• Types of Strikes
• Punches, Snaps, Blocks and Kicks

We’ll throw in some Slaps, Chokes, and Hair Pulls just for fun. This course will give you the understanding of camera angles and we’ll finish off with you getting to stage your own “Mini Fight Scene!”

So roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work.

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Standup Comedy with Comedian Josh Harris

 

Do you want to be funny? Ever dreamed of sending huge crowds into fits of laughter and have throngs of people screaming your name, and make your mama proud? Well here’s your chance!

Nationally acclaimed comedian Josh Harris from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, and Dave FM’s Atlanta’s Funniest Person Finalist shows you how to “find your funny” in this 8-week comedy class! Atlanta’s fastest rising funnyman breaks down the basics of stand up comedy; from crafting a joke, to developing stage presence, and finding your comedic voice. The result; your own rocking comedy set you get to show off to the world!

The class will culminate in a live Graduation Show where students perform their polished material in front a packed audience of friends and family at one of Atlanta’s hottest clubs!

8 weeks, $295

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On-Going Film/TV Audition

 

Strengthen your skills and explore your creativity with other experienced actors. Film and TV has definitely come to Georgia! This means our audition skills have to be sharp and ready to go for those last minute castings. Cold reading is definitely a skill every actor should have. In this class, we’ll work on different styles of reads each night, so whether it’s dramatic or comedic–episodic, sitcom or feature film, you can go in the room with confidence. Don’t fear that last minute script. Have fun and enjoy your audition.

• Discover audition do’s and don’ts
• Find out what it takes to get callbacks and book more jobs
• Stay sharp and prepared for auditions and for the job
• Practice and reinforce your skills as an actor
• Tackle challenging material and explore it in-depth
• Experience the benefits of an ongoing workshop
• Don’t fear that last minute script

Class limited to 14. Surprise visits by directors, casting directors, and agents.

Schedule

On-Going – MONDAYS, 7-10 pm

 

TWO instructors!

“A one-two punch that makes this one of the best classes in Atlanta!” –Chip Kaye

 

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

* Intro to On-Camera Acting: TUESDAYS, April 3, 10, and 17 – $90

* On-Camera Acting I: 8 WEDNESDAYS, April 4 thru May 23 – $125/mo

* On-Camera Acting II: WEDNESDAYS, March 7 thru April 25 – $$125/mo

THURSDAYS, April 5 thru May 31 (skips May 24) – $125/mo

* ONGOING Film/TV Audition – 7-10p, MONDAYS, CALL for availability (we’re very close to capacity) – $99/mo (approval of instructors required)

 

* Beginning VO: TUESDAYS, April 24, May 1, May 8 – $99

* Intermediate VO: THURSDAYS, April 5 thru May 24 – $295

* VO Demo: MONDAYS, March 26 thru April 30 – $395 (by approval of instructor only)

 

** yourACT Audition SHOWCASE (by AUDITION ONLY), 8 classes + Industry Multimedia Showcase: 7-10p, THURSDAYS, March 29 thru May 17

SHOWCASE – 7-9:30p, May 24 – $450

 

 

 

 

Join yourACT Studios, Sketchworks Comedy, EMMY-winning TV show host, Aurea McGarry, CNN’s Holly Firfer, featuring 2 LIVE Radio Shows, and an ACTION PACKED DAY at the LIVE YOUR LEGACY SUMMIT on March 24th at the Hilton NE, Norcross.

National Publicist and author of “CELEBRITIZE YOURSELF” Marsha Friedman will show you how to cultivate YOUR perfect pitch to the media to grow your Legacy now.

• You will learn strategic action plans to redirect your life in order to live your best legacy now. Taught by award winning experts in Atlanta and across the country.

• Expert media marketer/Strategist and radio show host, Charlie Fusco will give 5 LUCKY attendees a $2000.00 consult FREE (at the Summit ONLY) All attendees will have the chance to be selected.

Raffle for a 4 day/3 night CANCUN VACATION GETAWAY! Over $1500 value!

The Shades of Pink CANCER CHOIR will perform.
Artist Jean Alexander painting LIVE ON STAGE!!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

Use this special link for your exclusive discount NOT avaialable anywhere else.

Your $49 tickets. (Regular price $64.00)

Go here
National Speakers, Lunch, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Entertainment, Gift Bags, Networking and so much more!

 

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N Decatur Rd, Scottdale, GA 30079 404.499.9996
www.youract.tv
06
Mar
12

March Newsletter from Rose of Athens Theatre

RoA logo

James Blue Bugs
“Not only am I going, I have seen it three times. It is delightful” RoA Theatre Patron

Greetings!

Last Fun-filled week of James & the Giant Peach
What do you do when your parents are eaten by a Rhinoceros? A little boy, lonely and abandoned, finds some gigantic buggy friends and saves the day! For anyone who has ever felt isolated, this timeless tale will restore hope and cure your winter blues.
Only 3 more public shows! Don’t miss out on this peachy adventure!
March 9 at 7:00 PM, March 10 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM. For more info contact booking@roseofathens.org or call 706-340-9181.


 

Blue SK's
Academy Students performing in James & the Giant Peach
SUMMER CAMP – June 4-22,
Ages 8-18.
Pre-register now for 10% off tuition. “Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills”

“Rose of Athens is AWESOME. My children have seen many of their shows and have taken their theatre classes. They are top notch!” – comment in Athens Banner Herald

How can you join our amazing team? Join us by volunteering, donating or sponsoring!

See you at the theatre!
Sincerely,

 

Lisa Cesnik Ferguson
Producing Artistic Director, Lisa@roseofathens.org
Danielle Bailey Miller
Program Coordinator, Danielle@roseofathens.org
Sponsors & Partners

We cannot serve without you.

James in production now.

athens downtown development authority

 

THE GUMBO FOUNDATION

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STUDIO DANCE ACADEMY

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CollegeSquareAthens.com
Athens Christian Church
SENEY STOVALL CHAPEL

01
Mar
12

Casting Call notice for Short Film “Retrograde”

PRODUCTION TITLE: Retrograde (EXCERPT)

UNION/NON UNION: Non-Union Production

TYPE: Independent

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: James Tharpe

WRITTEN BY: Jim Tharpe

PRODUCITON COMPANY: The Horne Brothers

DIRECTOR’S: The Horne Brothers

SCHEDULE: June

LENGTH: Short Film Exerpt (15 minutes)

PROJECT FORMAT: 16:9 HD

 

AUDITION LOCATION: 781 Wheeler St Studio 2

Atlanta, GA 30318

 

SHOOTING LOCATION: Atlanta / To Be Announced

 

*Auditions: Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:30–3PM


COMPENSATION: For principle roles only

 

*(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Call Backs: April 1st, 2012 6:00 – 10:00 PM

SYNOPSIS:

It’s the late 1970’s in Atlanta GA, a sociopathic Vietnam veteran with a passion for his band’s original music runs afoul of the local mob and resorts to wartime tactics to set things right so that he and his band will have chance of “making it.”

 

CASTING FOR THE ROLES:

 

THE BAND

BEN White male late 20’s lead singer

L.A. JIM White male late 20, long curly black hair, plays the guitar in the band RETROGRADE

CW White male late 20’s. small skinny frame, with black medium length curly hair. Plays the drums.

CHRIS White Male late 20’s, looks like American Idol’s Bo Bice

TURK TAYLOR African American (Horn player shoots up heroin, thin wirily)

JAMAL African American (Horn player not in to drugs as much )
MARCIA White 28 Years Old, gorgeous blonde or red head, shoulder length-long hair (nurse by day)

SUNDAY White female, early 20’s, dark hair, great body, very beautiful

 

CLUB WORKER

BOUNCER Big Black Muscular, A lot of mouth until Mr B, and gangsters come around

BARTENDER Black Male, Big in size

PAUL SALLY Black Male mid 30’s overweight

 

GANGSTER MOB

MR. B Big Italian with a no nonsense attitude, doesn’t believe in vampires with a foul mouth)

TONY Slick southernism Italian, medium to short, slight build business man who works for Mr. B

CRUSHER HUGE, Sidekick to Tony

 

FEMALE ROLES

KAT White early 20’s, voluptuous stripper

DIXIE Any Ethnicity 17 yrs old, hot young, beautiful innocent & sweet looking BUT quite the opposite

EUGENIA Any Ethnicity, short slender, can’t tell her age, could be a man or woman

YVONNE African American, likes entertainers, high maintenance has bad attitude

Please bring your head shot!!! For those who are not available for this casting call, but still want to audition and are available for the shooting dates, please send your head shot to the following email address for consideration…CASTING@thbfilms.com

 

01
Mar
12

THE FOREIGNER is a Hit at GET!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Audiences are LOVING The Foreigner!
“Hugh Adams as Charlie anchors and lifts the show with his Chaplinesque chops.” … Phil Kloer, ArtsCriticATLGET logo
“Ellard is masterfully played by Bryan Mercer.” … Publishers’ Feature Service

“We really enjoyed THE FOREIGNER yesterday. Boy, did we laugh!” … Marjorie Boeshans, audience member

Don’t miss the hilarious comedy by Larry Shue, THE FOREIGNER, at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Running through March 11th.

Call 770-641-1260 or online at
www.get.org for tickets!
Pictured above: Hugh Adams, Nita Hardy & Bryan Mercer. Photo by Bill DeLoach.
Tracy Vaden Moore & Hugh Adams. Photo by Bill DeLoach.
About the Show
Charlie’s shyness renders him helpless in conversation – so when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia fishing lodge that he is an exotic foreigner and speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more – MUCH more – than he should – and the hilarity begins!

Tickets range from $23 to $33, with Student & Senior discounts available for all performances.

Thanks to Our Season Sponsors!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075
770-641-1260

UP NEXT at GET:
Ring of Fire
The Johnny Cash Musical Show

April 12-29
Sponsored by the Bank of North Georgia.
We’re gonna raise the roof with this barn-burner of a musical that celebrates the songs of an American legend, The Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. This thrilling show is an extraordinary theatrical event that will add to GET’s rich history of high energy, sold-out, foot-stomping musicals!
Tickets are selling fast! Reserve your seats now at
or by calling 770-641-1260.
And Since we KNOW You Love The Man in Black …

A Special Offer to GET Patrons from Atlanta Ballet!
Atlanta Ballet presents
THE MAN IN BLACK: ALSO FEATURING 1ST FLASH AND MOMENTS OF DIS

James Kudelka’s The Man in Black delivers imaginative choreography over hits and hidden gems by rockabilly legend Johnny Cash. Jorma Elo’s ultra-modern 1st Flash astonishes with speed and athleticism and demonstrates why he was singled out as a “talent to follow” in The New York Times’ Year in Review. In Moments of Dis, Atlanta-based choreographer Juel Lane examines the implications of the prefix “dis”: Sometimes we become disillusioned, disrespectful, or dishonest with our personal choices in life. When we start to discern what is the truth, we can truly explore and manage our psyche.

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